HOT Apps 4 Brainstorming: Episode 5

This is a supplement to “Appy Hours 4 You” Blog Talk Radio Show: Episode 5 - HOT Apps 4 Brainstorming.  In this episode, we featured 7 free apps that can be utilized for mind-mapping, note-taking, and brainstorming and discussed the functionality of each app and what features were available as in-app purchases or with companion apps and software.

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This week we discussed the following free apps:

  1. T-Chart : See pro-con example in Can the Ban post.
  2. iBrainstorm (website): Check out the iBrainstorm Companion to have students “flick” post-its to the iPad. Check out iBrainstorm examples on their site or upload yours to share on Flickr with the tag “ibrainstormapp”.
    1. See additional iBrainstorm example in iBuild iPad Lessons post.
  3. Simplemind+ (website): Also available on iPhone/iPad. Download a 30 day trial of the desktop version available for PC/Mac and share/edit your mindmaps easily between all of your devices.
    1. See Shakespeare example in HOT Apps 4 Production.
  4. Stickyboard (website): Check out their user’s guide.
  5. Idea Sketch (website): Similar to Inspiration – has outline & graphic modes.
  6. Popplet Lite: This app was also featured and discussed in the second episode of “appy hours 4 u: Screencasting, Problem-Solving, & Digital Storytelling.” Also check out their web app (will require logins) and these examples:
    1. Sequencing Example
    2. Math Example: Vocabulary & Classification
    3. HOT Apps 4 HOTS Agenda
    4. ELAR Example: Ophelia Character Map
    5. Tech Example with Web App embedded
  7. iCardSort Lite (website): visit their public repository for pre-created decks and check out their newsletter for integration ideas.
    1. Elementary Science Example
    2. MS Math Example using vocabulary with handouts and lesson
    3. Sorting example for “Words 4 Students”
    4. Videos highlighting basic use and how to integrate in a literature circle

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7 Comments

  1. Josh Jugy

    BrainSqueezer.
    A great new collaborative brainstorming app for iPad.
    Have a look to http://brain-squeezer.com

    • lisajohnson2007

      Thanks I will definitely check it out. Is it possible to get a couple of promo codes to test it out with some of our students?

  2. Josh Jugy

    I don’t know but you should contact them. I’found the support email : support@brain-squeezer.com

  3. BS

    Hi,
    A lite version is available if you would try it : http://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/brainsqueezerlite-collaborative/id509943780?mt=8

    • lisajohnson2007

      Definitely! Will download it tomorrow. Thanks so much!

  4. This is a mathematical site.
    Math

  5. Maggie

    I prefer ConceptDraw MINDMAP. This is a desktop version, plus it supports iThoughts on ipad. You don’t need to convert files. There is a 21 days free trial, http://www.conceptdraw.com/products/what-is-conceptdraw-mindmap works for mac and pc.

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